Reasons Your Cat May Be Vomiting And What To Do About It

Cats vomit all the time. This is normal. However, there are times when your cat's vomiting is not normal and it is something more serious. It can be hard to tell whether or not vomiting is something you should be concerned about, especially if you are a new pet owner. Take a look at some of the common reasons your cat may vomit and what you can do about it.

Upset Stomach

Just like humans, cats can get an upset stomach. When your cat has an upset stomach it can be for several reasons. They may have an upset stomach because you changed their cat food or maybe they ingested some toxins.

If your cat is taking medication, they might vomit because the medication has caused an upset stomach. These symptoms usually go away on their own. However, if you notice that your cat is vomiting excessively, they may need the attention of a vet.

Foreign  Bodies

Your cat may vomit because they have ingested some kind of foreign body into their system. They may have swallowed clumps of dirt, string, or even parts of a broken toy. If they ingest these types of things it can block their digestive system. This can cause them to start vomiting. If they can't stop vomiting, then it may be time to visit your vet.

Organ Failures

Many chronic illnesses can befall a cat and make them start vomiting. Your cat may develop pancreatitis or even kidney disease. This can make them nauseous and induce vomiting. Of course, only your vet can fully diagnose these conditions. If you notice that your cat is vomiting for 24-hours, then you should take them to the vet.


One of the most common reasons that cats vomit is because of hairballs. If your cat is vomiting hairballs, this is normal and should not raise too much concern. There are hairball remedies available to prevent your cat from vomiting because of hairballs.

How to Help Your Cat

When the problem is not severe, cat vomiting can be avoided by simply taking more care with your cat's diet. Take note of the type of cat food that you are feeding them and make sure that it is of high quality. 

Check their toys regularly to make sure that they are intact and do not have any parts that can be swallowed. Put objects that they can chew on and swallow out of their way. Finally, ensure that your cat gets regular checkups at the vet so that problems can be spotted early.

For more information, contact a vet hospital near you.